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  1. CHP Officer Pleads Guilty in Nude Photo ScandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | NBC Los Angeles

    ... community violence solutions class where he must actually speak to tell people what he did, according to Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Barry Grove. If Harrington had gone to trial, he could have faced a maximum prison sentence of ...

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  2. CHP Officer Pleads Guilty in Nude Photo ScandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | NBC Bay Area

    Former California Highway Patrol officer Sean Harrington pleaded guilty Tuesday to two felony counts of secretly copying and sharing explicit photos of female DUI suspects, and agreed to speak at community forums to tell everyone what he did. Instead, Harrington will receive three years of formal felony probation, a 180-day suspended jail sentence, and will have to appear at a community violence solutions class where he must actually speak to tell people what he did, according to Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Barry Grove.

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  3. A dilemma for Bay Area seniors wary of scamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Contra Costa Times

    A Jan. 23 seminar revealed a double-edged sword: A senior's best defense against fraud might be having a relative oversee his or her finances, housing and medical care, but 80 percent of financial scams against seniors are perpetrated by victims' family members and caregivers. "The saddest thing about my job is that often, it's the children victimizing their parents," Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Ken McCormick told an audience of nearly 100 people at Del Valle Acalanes Adult Education Center on Jan. 23 for a "Senior Scam Stopper" seminar.

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  4. Mercury News editorial: Disneyland's measles is a hard lesson in how vaccines workRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Campbell Reporter

    ... prevent a disease outbreak. Santa Clara County is fortunate that its vaccination rate is 92.53 percent. Contra Costa County's is even higher, at 93.96 percent. But in Orange County, the home of Disneyland, more than 70 percent of kindergartners are ...

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  5. A dilemma for seniors wary of scamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | San Jose Mercury News

    A Jan. 23 seminar revealed a double-edged sword: A senior's best defense against fraud might be having a relative oversee his or her finances, housing and medical care, but 80 percent of financial scams against seniors are perpetrated by victims' family members and caregivers. "The saddest thing about my job is that often, it's the children victimizing their parents," Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Ken McCormick told an audience of nearly 100 people at Del Valle Acalanes Adult Education Center on Jan. 23 for a "Senior Scam Stopper" seminar.

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  6. Local Revenue Funding More Bay Area Road MaintenanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Planetizen

    The greater Bay Area is enjoying a substantial increase in road maintenance funding from local measures, like bonds, city and county sales taxes, and development fees, part of a growing trend in compensating for a shortage of state gas tax funds. been raised since 1994 , many California cities and counties have had to rely on self-generated revenues, though none come from driver user fees .

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  7. Behind the Wine Label: Danville terroirRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Contra Costa Times

    I've seen backyard vineyards in Los Altos, Saratoga and Los Gatos. That's all part of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, which is known for its small parcels.

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  8. San Pablo to host health care enrollment fairRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Contra Costa Times

    ... family, and a U.S. passport or immigration papers for each family member not born in the United States. Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department staff members will be available to answer questions related to Medi-Cal enrollment. ...

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  9. Reward Offered in Pleasant Hill, California, Dog Cruelty CaseRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | PressReleasePoint

    ... this case seriously and for working to find loving homes for each of the dogs." The Investigators: Contra Costa County Animal Services is investigating. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Sgt. Cedric Williams-Cain at (925) ...

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  10. Movement to save shelter pets growing in Contra CostaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | SFGate

    ... identified as a bad seed, and Angel, an aging corgi mix with health problems, animal rights activists in Contra Costa County provided a ticket out of town - and a second chance at life. On Sunday evening, Stefani Buzzard and Beth Bennett , ...

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  11. San Jose area illness killing band-tailed pigeonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | San Jose Mercury News

    Dozens of band-tailed pigeons in the South Bay and parts of Contra Costa County are dying from avian trichomoniasis. The outbreak, related to the drought, could devastate the population of the California native birds.

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  12. Transportation Commission seeks to fill vacancies on Advisory...Read the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | The Antioch Herald

    OAKLAND, Calif., - The Metropolitan Transportation Commission - the Bay Area's transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency - is recruiting interested Bay Area residents to fill three vacancies on its Policy Advisory Council. In Contra Costa County, there is an opening for an individual representing disabled interests.

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  13. Poll workers needed for Special State Senate ElectionRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | The Antioch Herald

    Contra Costa County is in need of civic-minded men and women ages 16 and older to serve as poll workers for the March 17, 2015 Special Primary Election and May 19, 2015 Special General Election. The election for the vacant seat in the 7th Senatorial District includes much of Contra Costa County, including Antioch and the rest of East Contra Costa, Lamorinda and San Ramon Valley areas, Concord, Walnut Creek and Clayton.

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  14. Drummond: Move to end youth solitary confinement a good thingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | Inside Bay Area

    ... addressing the issue until someone basically sues them." In 2013, three youths filed a lawsuit against Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall, alleging that they were kept in isolation for months at a time and during that period denied schooling. The ...

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  15. Pressure mounting on Contra Costa Animal Services to reduce euthanasiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | San Jose Mercury News

    Pressure is building on Contra Costa County officials to hire a new Animal Services leader who will embrace so-called no-kill strategies that have paid dividends at some large public shelters where euthanasia rates have plummeted. While the Contra Costa shelter's 2013 live-release rate of 68 percent -- the statistic that tracks shelter animals that are adopted or returned to owners -- is above the state average and has increased in recent years, critics say it could be saving thousands more animals each year.

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  16. Guest post: Arts Education -- A Vital Part of Our Society?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | San Jose Mercury News

    This is an excerpt of On Assignment, education writer Theresa Harrington's blog on Contra Costa County schools. Read more and post comments at IBABuzz.com/onassignment .

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  17. Guest commentary: Workforce must be developed to help economy growRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Inside Bay Area

    ... the nexus between economic development and workforce development. The Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County agrees with the administration's position on taking a coordinated and strategic approach to workforce development, and we laud ...

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  18. Nilda Rego: Squirrels and the bubonic plague ravage San Francisco -- againRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Contra Costa Times

    ... campaign to rid the city of rats. Additionally there were troubling cases appearing across the bay in Contra Costa County. People who had not been in San Francisco were dying of the plague. Blue checked records and found that in August 1903 a ...

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  19. Filing Closes for Three California State Senate Special ElectionsRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | Ballot Access News

    ... candidates are three Republicans: John Moorlach, Naz Namazi, and Donald Wagner. In the 7th district in Contra Costa County, four Democrats and one Republican filed. The four Democrats are Susan Bonilla, Joan Buchanan, Steve Glazer, and Terry Kremin. ...

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  20. Help count Contra Costa County homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | SFBay

    ... about access to housing, Martin said. Volunteers must be 18 or older and are needed for all parts of Contra Costa County. Volunteers can work one four-hour shift from Wednesday to Friday and must also attend a two-hour training session on Sunday or ...

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